Chicken Sacrifice and Such

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  1. Kathryn

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    I am going to bump this up to a thread of it's own because I think it is important and eye opening for Sola Scriptura believers and OSAS believers.

    DHK:
    Anyone sacrificing chickens to a statue of Mary is not Catholic following the teachings of the Catholic Church. They would have been practicing pagans, possibly mixing some aspects of Christianity into their belief system.

    From reading Protestant history books on Christianity, I understand in Africa after Baptists and other missionaries give bibles and instruct people in their faith, if they leave, many people tend to not follow what would be considered a Christian faith, but start mixing in their paganism.

    They call these "African Independent Churches".
    According to non-Catholic Eerdman's Handbook to the History of Christianity most of these African Independent Churches are usually Bible-centered. They occur where the whole Bible is available in the local language.

    The independent churches seek direct continuity with the New Testament period. They also often continue traditions from pre-Christian religion and culture. The independent churches reflect the concerns most pressing to local people, concerns which were not necessarily those picked out by missionaries.

    Many have polygomy, witchcraft, charms fetish etc. as well as breaks with tabacco, alcohol, and gambling. They are frequently mixtures of Christian and traditional elements.

    Ongoing support (not giving them a bible alone) is necessary to keep the Christian faith with any group of people. People interpret those Scripture any which way if not guided by the Church, and without enough clergy to instruct and teach.

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  2. Johnv

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    I have personally seen Catholics sacrifice chickens to a statue of Mary.

    :confused:

    I've seen pictures and images of white Baptists lynching blacks, so I guess the SBC authorizes it. :rolleyes:
     
  3. BrianT

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    Very true! [​IMG] Thanks for the great morsel to chew on for a while. [​IMG]
     
  4. dianetavegia

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    Ouch!

    When we lived in Connecticut, there were instances of groups with chickens and goats that were raised and then used in sacrifices. The groups called themselves Catholic but had taken their pagan beliefs from their home lands and mixed it in with their new found religion to make their own services. The local parishes took stands saying they did not endorse this type ceremony.

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  5. WPutnam

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    Ouch!

    When we lived in Connecticut, there were instances of groups with chickens and goats that were raised and then used in sacrifices. The groups called themselves Catholic but had taken their pagan beliefs from their home lands and mixed it in with their new found religion to make their own services. The local parishes took stands saying they did not endorse this type ceremony.

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    </font>[/QUOTE]I have spoken to priests who have served as missionaries in the Caribbean, and it is so frustrating for them to see this happening - their efforts to quell this "mixing" often failing.

    It takes a constant presence of good Catholic laypersons, deacons, priests, missionary nuns to quell this as best as possible, but it is difficult.

    Saw your picture with hubby in your profile. Are those idols in the background? (Just kidding!) [​IMG]

    http://bellsouthpwp.net/w/p/wputnam3/index.htm

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  6. Ben W

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    Maybe the chicken was one that was at an Alice Cooper Concert? :D

    Actually I know a group of Freemasons who wanted to cut the lawn around there lodge building, so they tethered a goat to the yard, caused quite a stir with the locals "See I told you So" :D
     
  7. dianetavegia

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    LOL, No idols, just Nutcrackers! LOL

    Diane
     
  8. WPutnam

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    LOL, No idols, just Nutcrackers! LOL

    Diane
    </font>[/QUOTE]Ah, yes!

    I've seen some of them!

    I'm glad you realize I was kidding. Some others in this conference may have taken offense.

    Just know I am a harmless old coot, an old man of 74 years young! [​IMG]

    God bless,

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